New Arrivals · Crafts

November 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Stitching with a handful of beads

November 20, 2017
Cave, Carolyn, author.
©2017
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction -- About beads -- Tools and materials -- Basic techniques and terms -- Stitches -- Projects : bead types.
Bead stitchers at every level appreciate fresh, new projects that use the beads and materials they already know and love. Stitching with a Handful of Beads offers 30 projects that use just 3-5 types of beads to create beautiful finished jewelry. The book opens with a Basics section outlining the stitches used in the book, and contains six project chapters organized by jewelry type: earrings, rings, bracelets, ropes, pendants, and necklaces. The projects use seed beads, pearls, crystals, and shaped beads ― stitchers' perennial favorite beads, and those most commonly found in stores. Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions in designer Carolyn Cave's signature style, plus complete, clear illustrations that make construction a breeze. Many of the 30 projects include easy design variations, making the book a great value. Projects stitch up easily, and are ideal for experienced stitchers wanting to make quick gifts, or beginning stitchers looking for rewarding projects that are easy to complete. Offers step-by-step instructions for stitched jewelry projects that showcase two-hole seed beads, including bracelets, rings, earrings, ropes, and pendants.

Mehndi for the inspired artist

November 3, 2017
Caunt-Nulton, Heather, author.
Lake Forest, CA, USA : Walter Foster, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is your one stop resource for creating mehndi designs. Whether you're familiar with the art form, or are coming to it with fresh eyes and eager anticipation, our four expert artists will give you the most rewarding experience possible. You'll be creating artwork on day one with this guide book's step-by-step approach of creating a variety of traditional and modern mehndi designs. You will then learn to incorporate these elegant mehndi designs into DIY art projects you can place around the house, and have the pride of knowing each one has a unique, personal flair. Customize candles and mason jars, jewelry and stationery, and anything else you can get your hands on. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is sure to inspire endless DIY craft projects with contemporary mehndi patterns that will delight henna enthusiasts of all ages. -- Publisher description.

Pretty handmades : felt & fabric sewing projects to warm your heart

November 2, 2017
Wright, Lauren, author.
Istanbul, Turkey : Tuva, [2017]
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Christmas with Southern living.

October 31, 2017
Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House,
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm.

Ultimate Slime : totally borax free!

October 24, 2017
Jagan, Alyssa, author.
©2017
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"DIY tutorials for crunchy slime, fluffy slime, fishbowl slime and more than 100 other oddly satisfying recipes and projects."

Make yourself at home : design your space to discover your true self

October 6, 2017
Seal, Moorea, author.
©2017
195 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A gorgeous, inspiring lifestyle book about beautifying your life inside and out. Organized by room in your home, It combines self-help and style/DIY through seasonal creative projects, inspirational personal essays, and home and fashion style tips with the goal of personal growth through curating your environment and nurturing yourself"-- Provided by publisher.

A well-crafted home

October 5, 2017
Crowther, Janet, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The entryway -- The living room -- The kitchen -- The dining room -- The bedroom -- The closet -- The bathroom -- The outdoor oasis -- Technique.
A beautiful, practical book for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. Here are 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house--plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more. A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just zDIYy crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials--like linen, leather, and wood--so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you'd never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless zdoty design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think), and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you’ll want to keep it on display.

Making winter : a hygge-inspired guide for surviving the winter months

October 3, 2017
Mitchell, Emma, author.
©2017
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by LOM Art, an imprint of Michael O'Mara Books Ltd., as Making winter: a creative guide to surviving the winter months" -- Title page verso.
"Want to survive those dark and freezing winter months? The Danish do it with hygge--a concept that's all about coziness, simple pleasures, and the company of loved ones. Embrace this warmhearted philosophy with these 25 creative crafts and recipes, which range from gorgeous trinkets to snuggly woolens and tasty treats. You don't have to be an expert with a crochet hook or a whiz in the kitchen to complete the projects, which include easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. Make vintage ornaments, bake plum and orange blondies, crochet boot cuffs, and more--and you'll feel hygge warming you no matter how cold it is outside" -- Amazon.com.

Sweet & simple needle felted animals : a step-by-step visual guide

October 2, 2017
Susa, Sachiko, author.
©2017
96 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Ready, set, bead! : 25 quick & easy stitching projects

September 19, 2017
Cruz, Jane Danley, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2017.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Homemade holiday : [craft your way through more than 40 festive projects]

September 19, 2017
Pester, Sophie, author.
©2017
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Basic equipment -- Decorating -- Giving -- Wrapping -- Last-minute ideas -- Techniques & templates -- Manufacturers & suppliers.
"Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper. Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season."-- Amazon.com

Starting an Etsy business

September 18, 2017
Shoup, Kate, 1972- author.
© 2017
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch.

Explore makerspace : with 25 great projects

August 29, 2017
Klepeis, Alicia.
White River Junction, Vermont : Nomad Press, [2017]
v, 90 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
What is a makerspace? -- Exciting engineering -- Terrific technology -- Making music -- Amazing art -- Super-cool science -- Great games.
In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 through 10 explore what it means to be an engineer. They discover how inventors use science, art, and math to create new and exciting structures, games, and more. Readers also learn how to set up their own makerspaces at home, using inexpensive and easy-to-find supplies for their tinkering projects.

The complete practical book of making gift cards and scrapbooking : 360 easy-to-follow projects and techniques with 2300 lavish photographs. Step-by-step greeting cards, gift wrap, tags, invitations and scrapbook pages

August 23, 2017
Owen, Cheryl.
London : Hermes House, ©2012.
512 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Previously published in two volumes: The practical handbook of card-making and The ultimate practical guide to scrapbooking"--Page 3 of cover.

Day of the Dead : 20 creative projects to make for your party or celebration

August 22, 2017
Pascual, Paula.
Hauppage , NY : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2017.
96 pages : illustrations, color, black and white ; 21 x 21 cm
Includes index.
Let yourself be inspired by the rituals, flavors, motifs and costumes of Mexico's Day of the Dead festival. Create your own celebration with these gorgeous handcrafted decorations, stylish makeup designs and accessories, and delicious recipes.

How to make heirloom teddy bears

August 16, 2017
Quinn, Sue.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : SEARCH PR LTD, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Wedding jewelry : 30 inspirational designs to make

August 14, 2017
Hamilton, Sian, author.
Lewes, East Sussex, UK : The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The basics: Tools & equipment ; Materials ; Techniques -- Classic collection: Quick simple loops ; Tiara ; Hairpins ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Brooch -- Vintage collection: Embellishing a brooch ; Headpiece ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Brooch ; Comb -- Lace collection: Sewing a lace flower ; Tiara ; Comb ; Choker ; Bracelet ; Brooch ; Earrings -- Nature collection: Floral branch ; Pearl flower ; Side tiarra ; Hairpin ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Pendant -- Floral collection: Wire flower ; Crystal-edge flower ; Wire flower side tiara ; Crystal-edge flower side tiara ; Hairpin ; Bracelet ; Brooch ; Shoe clips.
The ideal resource for jewellery makers keen to learn the intricacies of creating wedding jewellery. From elegant earrings to eye-catching headpieces, along with necklaces, bracelets and brooches galore, there are plenty of imaginative and stylish pieces to complement any bridal outfit. The book is divided into five inspirational collections in a range of captivating styles: Classic, Vintage, Lace, Nature and Floral, with six pieces of jewellery in each one. Each chapter also features at least one special technique which is unique to that particular collection. Although some jewellery-making knowledge is assumed, all the basic techniques are covered in a separate section. There is also a discussion of the tools and materials required, so the book is suitable for beginners as well as experienced makers.

Easy-to-make elegant jewelry : chic projects that sparkle & shine

August 11, 2017
East Petersburg : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing ; [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Step-by-step projects -- Chandelier teardrop earrings -- Champagne bubbles bracelet -- Gold spike earrings -- Twisted wire gemstone cuff -- Dazzle bling ring -- Summer breeze dangle earrings -- Pearl beaded cuff bracelet -- Seafoam silver chain necklace -- Champagne woven earrings -- Frosted crystal necklace -- Beaded tassel bracelet set -- Coral swirl earrings -- Lariat layers necklace set -- Silver bubbles earrings -- Evening elegance necklace -- Clear skies beaded earrings -- Starlight shimmer necklace -- Gold leaf chain earrings -- Chain-link crystal bracelet -- Gold wrap crystal earrings.

Easy-to-make trend jewelry : Bohemian-indpired designs with tassels, stones & cord

August 11, 2017
East Petersburg : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Provides step-by-step instructions for twenty jewelry projects, including a gold glimmer necklace, a green goddess headpiece, and an elephant choker.

Paper stars : 25 festive decorations for every occasion

August 11, 2017
Fabricius, Karen-Marie, author.
©2017
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Comb quilling stars -- Folded stars -- Woven stars -- Origami stars -- Kirigami stars -- Quilling stars -- Galaxy comb-quilling stars -- Curled galaxy stars.
There are 25 designs to choose from, each with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs to follow. You will also find all the advice you need on the techniques required, such as quilling, and materials to purchase. Karen-Marie even shows you how to make your own tools. A fun and absorbing craft for all the family, these pretty paper stars are not only perfect for Christmas but also look wonderful all year round. Hang them at the window, from the mantelpiece, on cupboard doors or use them as unique adornments for birthday presents.

Sew a modern Halloween : make 15 spooky projects for your home

August 3, 2017
Nason, Riel, 1969- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, [2017]
47 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm

Sew yourself a merry little Christmas : mix & match 16 paper-pieced blocks, 8 holiday projects

August 3, 2017
Hertel, Mary, 1955- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, 2017.
55 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm

Emoji crochet : 20 easy-to-make projects expressing attitude & style

July 27, 2017
Voth, Charles, author.
©2017
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Home decor: 25's a crowd blanket ; Stinky feet ottoman ; Chillin' out cushion ; Sweet stuff cushion ; Taunting mega cushion ; Faces laphgan -- Clothes: Baby beanies ; Num num bib ; Surly slouchie hat ; Pom-pom beanie ; Kissy pocket scarf ; Not too blue for you mittens ; Smelly slippers ; Big grin hoodie -- Accessories: Brainiac bag ; Bobble head earrings ; Sleepy time washcloth ; Striped pencil case ; Cool guy hacky sack.
"Emoji Crochet will appeal to crocheters of all ages because each project captures the joy of the emoji trend while sending a personalized message. Among the diverse selection of projects, there are several grandparents will want to make for their grandchildren; ones that younger crocheters will want to make and collect; and plenty for any crafter looking to give the ideal gift to a loved family member or friends, The projects - ranging from blankets, mittens, and scarves to backpacks, earrings, and pillows -- will be appropriate for beginners and beyond"--Amazon.com.

Crafting for cat ladies : 35 purr-fect feline projects

June 29, 2017
Roberts, Kat, author.
©2017
xi, 114 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Getting Started: Techniques, Tips & Materials -- ACCESSORIES : Bib Necklace - Cat Ring - "It's Meow or Never" Makeup Zip Case - Hoop Earrings - C.R.E.A.M. Tote - Paw-some Phone Case - Cat Wallet - Kitty Cuff Bracelet - Paw Print Sneakers - Decoupage Bengal Bangles -- FASHION : Thigh-High Socks - Elbow Patches - "Look at Me Meow" Bejeweled Collar - Pom-Pom Tank Top - Persian Cat Wrap Skirt - Embroidered Jeans - Cat-titude Cat Mask - Origami Shirt Pocket -- HOME : Paw Print Stamp - Su-purr-ior Stationery - Feline Felt Storage Bin - Cat Magnets - Kitty-Cat Wreath - Cat's Meow Coasters - Cat Nap Throw Pillow - Cat-crame Planter - Purr-ty Painted Rocks - Embroidery Hoop Wall Hangings - "You've Cat to be Kitten Me" Lampshade - Jewelry Tray -- ENTERTAINING : Purr-fect Place Card - Party Plates - Cozy Kitten Drink Koozie - Paw-sitively Pretty Bunting - Festive Feline Fans -- Templates.
For cat-crazy crafters, these 35 unique projects are absolutely purr-fect. Sweet and trendy, creative and fun to make, the crafts are divided into four sections -- accessories, apparel, home, and party. Projects range from a kitty clutch wallet and cat embroidered jeans to kitty-shaped coasters and cat-themed plates. Each project includes easy-to-follow step-by-step photography as well as an overview of the tools and materials used in the book and all necessary templates.

Heirloom wood : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, boards, and other homewares

June 8, 2017
Bainbridge, Max, author.
©2016
144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published as: The urban woodsman : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, and boards. London : Kyle Books, 2016.
Includes index.
Introducing the craft. Sourcing wood ; Choosing wood ; Tools ; Knife grips -- Projects. Eating spoon ; Spatula ; Cooking spoon ; Butter knife ; Coffee scoop ; Cutting board ; Serving board ; Small bowl -- Finishing & tool care:. Faceting ; Scorching ; Ebonizing ; Sanding ; Beeswax salve ; Tool care ; Tool roll.
Heirloom Wood is a love letter to wood's form and function through simple woodworking projects. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, Max Bainbridge teaches you how to identify wood types, source timber, and set up a basic toolbox, then offers step-by-step carving and cutting techniques for making your own pieces. With little experience and very few tools, you'll learn to create hand-carved bowls, cutting boards, spoons, knives, and spatulas, perfect for adding a touch of the handmade to your home. With further advice on finishing your projects how to sand, ebonize, scorch, and texture the surfaces, as well as wax and oil your new, beloved kitchen creations each of your handcrafted projects will be imbued with a tangible history visible through the maker s mark. With beautiful photography and clear how-to instruction, Heirloom Wood gives you everything you need to create timeless kitchen keepsakes to be passed down from generation to generation.

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